ISO 27001 is the only certified international standard that defines the requirements of an information security management system. ISO 27001 is a set of policies, procedures, processes and systems that address all aspects of IT or data security required to manage information risks, such as cyber-attacks, hacks, data leaks or theft by providing specific controls for each risk. Certification to ISO 27001 demonstrates that a business’ security risks are managed cost-effectively. ISO 27001 is important for monitoring, reviewing, maintaining and improving a company’s information security management system and will conclusively give partner organizations and customers greater confidence in the way they interact with your organization.
The ISO 27001 has defined and put in place best-practice for information security processes.
Compliance to legal, contractual and regulatory requirements
The Standard is designed to ensure the selection of adequate and balanced security controls that help to protect information in line with regulatory requirements such as the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and NIST regulation.
Protect your organization form cyber attacks
Implementation of information management system helps to protect your organization against such threats and demonstrates that you have taken the necessary steps to protect your business.
Improve structure and focus
The Standard helps businesses become more productive by clearly setting out information risk responsibilities.
Reduce the need for frequent audits
ISO 27001 certification provides a globally accepted indication of security effectiveness, negating the need for repeated customer audits, which reduces the number of external customer audit days.
Get an independent judgment about your security position
Certification to ISO 27001 involves undertaking regular reviews and internal audits of the ISMS to ensure its continual improvement. In addition, an external auditor will review the ISMS at specific intervals to establish whether the controls are working as intended. This independent assessment provides an expert opinion of whether the ISMS is functioning properly and provides the level of security needed to protect the organisation’s information.